Do you need a Trade Effluent to Sewer Discharge Licence
Trade effluent is any liquid discharge which is not domestic sewage (toilet, bath or hand washing waste, < 5 m3/day) or uncontaminated surface water and roof drainage (rainwater), that is to be discharged from a business premise. Any business with discharges trade effluent (including cooling water) to sewers requires a discharge licence. In order to apply for a...READ ARTICLE >
Waste Collection Permit: When is it required?
A Waste Collection Permit is required where a person wishes to collect waste for the purposes of reward or profit and is issued by the National Waste Collection Permits Office (NWCPO). In accordance with Section 24 (1) of the Waste Management ( Collection Permit) Regulations 2007 & 2008, a WCP is valid for 5 years...READ ARTICLE >
How to Obtain an Effluent Discharge Licence
Any company that discharges the following requires an effluent discharge licence: Trade effluent (including cooling water) to waters Sewage effluent to waters Trade effluent (including cooling water) to sewers Under the provisions of the Local Government (Water Pollution) Acts 1977 and 1990 and the Water Services Act 2007 to 2013, local authorities are responsible for...READ ARTICLE >
Waste Facility Permit – Is yours up for renewal?
Waste disposal and recovery activities in Ireland are required to hold an authorisation in accordance with the Waste Management Act 1996 (as amended), a waste facility permit (WFP)s is one of the four tier system of authorisations which may be granted and must be renewed every 5 years with the licensing authority. Waste Facility Permit...READ ARTICLE >
Waste Collection Permit: Your Guide for Application or Renewal
A waste collection permit is required where a person or business wishes to collect waste for the purposes of reward or profit. ECOS regularly assists our clients to apply for, manage and renew their Waste Collection Permit. Existing permit holders should take note of the expiry date of your waste collection permit. A waste collection permit...READ ARTICLE >
When is a Waste Facility Permit Required?
A waste facility permit is a legal requirement in Ireland. In accordance with Section 39 of the Waste Management Act 1996, as amended, a waste authorisation is required in order for any person or company to treat/store/recycle/recover or dispose of waste. Examples of activities which require a waste authorisation include: A waste authorisation may be...READ ARTICLE >
Discharge Licence: Do You need one
A discharge licence is required if you discharge a trade effluent from your premises to either a public sewer, surface water or groundwater. The Water Pollution Act (1977) defined a trade effluent as a wastewater, which is discharged from premises used for carrying on any trade or industry (including mining) but does not include domestic...READ ARTICLE >
Environmental regulatory compliance is an opportunity to optimise the management of resources to add value or create cost savings. Ireland has a well-developed system of environmental legislation which is principally administered and enforced by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Regional/local authorities throughout Ireland and Irish Water Our clients work with ECOS because we: The key...READ ARTICLE >
What is “Trade Effluent” and what licences are required?
Trade effluent is any liquid discharge which is not domestic sewage (toilet, bath or hand washing waste, < 5 m3/day) or uncontaminated surface water and roof drainage (rainwater), that is to be disposed of from a business premises to the public sewer system, surface water or groundwater. Trade effluent may contain materials such as oil, grease, nutrients,...READ ARTICLE >
What is the purpose of a waste facility permit?
A waste facility permit is a legal requirement in Ireland. In accordance with Section 39 of the Waste Management Act 1996, as amended, a waste authorisation is required in order for any person or company to conduct the treatment/storage/recycling/recovery or disposal of waste. A waste authorisation may be in the form of either: A Certificate...READ ARTICLE >